Category: Animals & Insects

Dust mites and Animals

ALLERGIES TO HOUSE DUST AND PETS? WHAT ARE THEY? In addition to pollen, dust mite proteins, like proteins from feathered and furry animals (e.g. cats, dogs and horses), are the main cause of allergic reactions and diseases such as asthma, rhinitis (i.e. sneezing attacks, blocked nose, etc.) and conjunctivitis (inflammation…

Insect venoms

Insect venom is a type of poison that insects use to defend themselves. When they feel threatened, they will either sting or bite any person standing nearby, causing a possible allergic reaction. Some of the well-known insects with venomous bites or stings include wasps, hornets, fire ants, and bees. Most…

Dog food and allergy

Nutrition is a multidisciplinary science that is both exciting and complex, and always the subject of debate and controversy among humans and pets. The dog is descended from certain wolf breeds. The most likely hypothesis is that this ancestor of the dog gradually acclimatised to the company of humans by…

Cat asthma

WHAT IS CAT ASTHMA? Asthma is a relatively common chronic inflammatory disease of the bronchial tubes in cats. It is a hypersensitivity reaction following sensitisation by an aeroallergen (allergen present in the air). The bronchi undergo variable pathological changes after repeated exposure to the same allergen: airway inflammation (white blood…
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